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Wheelis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wheelis family

The surname Wheelis was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1379 when William Wheelhouse held lands.

Early History of the Wheelis family

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Wheelis Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wheelhouse, Weelhouse, Weelhous, Wheelhous, Wheelas, Wheelar and many more.

Early Notables of the Wheelis family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Wheelis family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wheelis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Green Wheelis, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Jennie Wheelis, aged 34, who settled in America, in 1919
  • Josephine Wheelis, aged 7, who landed in America, in 1922

The Wheelis Motto

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Avito Jure
Motto Translation: By ancestral right.

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